Dallas/Amsterdam — On a sunny July afternoon in 2014, a Russian-made surface-to-air missile detonated just feet away from a Malaysia Airlines flight at its cruising altitude. The explosion sent hundreds of pieces of high-energy shrapnel through the Boeing 777, which broke apart and crashed in farmland in eastern Ukraine. All 298 people aboard were killed. Three years later, the families of the passengers and crew still await a judicial reckoning, one which has been stymied by Russia’s efforts at the UN to block an international tribunal modeled after the one used in the 1988 terrorist bombing of a Pan Am flight over Scotland. This week, the five countries investigating the destruction of Flight MH17 said that a criminal trial, whenever it occurred, would be held in the Netherlands, home to almost 200 of the victims. "With this decision, we are taking a next step on the way to uncover the truth, the prosecution of suspects, and satisfaction for the bereaved," said Dutch Prime Ministe...

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